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Plum Island homeowners pin hopes on sandbags

Work crews scrambled over the weekend and Monday to ­secure massive sandbags in front of endangered beachfront houses on Plum Island, while homeowners hoped for a change in sand patterns that could reverse beach erosion from last week’s devastating storm.

Eight houses are in danger; four of them have been closed to their owners by order of the town of Newbury. The other four could be next.

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